Friday, 15 February 2013
I have to admit, I'm a confirmed chocoholic. If they gave away membership cards for this I'd be the proud owner of one. Chocolate. I just can't get enough of it . . . but not just any chocolate. I like FINE chocolate. Yes, I am a chocolate snob . . . and I have my favourites. Lindt happens to be one of them. (Great fan of the Dark Chocolate with Chili bars!)
In any case when I was asked to test their new Heavenly Hazelnut Egg, I jumped at the chance. They did NOT have to ask me twice. It arrived yesterday . . . scrummo!
From their page:
Heavenly smooth milk chocolate rolled in roasted Piedmont hazelnuts then generously coated with a final chocolate layer to create our thickest, most decadent Easter Egg yet. A modern day masterpiece created with love by the Lindt Master Chocolatier.
But, did it live up to their promises? Let's see . . .
Attractive packaging first off . . . a very nice box . . .
Well wrapped with a very nice plastic stand which helps to protect the intregity of the egg and prevent it from breaking. Love, LOVED the yellow ribbon! I love ribbons almost as much as I love chocolate! (almost!)
I have to say upfront that I have never had a British Easter Egg . . . we don't normally do them in this house and to be honest I think they are terribly overpriced for what you get. It is not unusual to pay 5 or 6 pounds for a hollow milk chocolate egg, which is paper thin and stuffed with a ditsy packet of chocolate buttons or some other brand name chocolate treat, which you could normally buy for far less than a pound.
So I can't really compare apples with oranges here, but I do have to say that this luxury egg is composed of an inner layer of lovely milk chocolate and then double dipped into more chocolate, crushed hazelnuts, and yet more chocolate, which makes for a very nice product. When you combine that with the delicious quality if Lindt chocolate you have a winner. It is rather pricy at £19.99 but when it comes to chocolate you do get what you pay for, and this was very, VERY nice.
Did it live up to the hype?? In short . . . YES, a thousand times yes. The Toddster and I have all but obliterated it now. (Have I mentioned he loves chocolate candy??? grrrrr . . . I wish he didn't then there would be more for greedy guts moi!)
In any case, this chocolate egg is a fine quality egg and I give it a resounding ten out of ten!
Lindt Heavenly Hazelnut Milk Chocolate Egg 350g £19.99
Smooth, rich and lovely. Many thanks to Lindt Luxury Easter Eggs and Kia for sending it to me to try out!